Firecracker 4-Miler going virtual

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BRATTLEBORO — The Bill Powers Memorial Firecracker 4-Miler can't happen as usual this year due to COVID-19 concerns, but the annual July 4 road race will be held as a virtual event instead.

There's no entry fee, however people are encouraged to make a $15 donation to a charity of their choosing.

Rather than using the regular race course, participants can either run the out-and-back course on Upper Dummerston Road — starting near the entrance to the Brattleboro Country Club and turning at the two-mile marker in the road — or they can run another four-mile course of their choosing from June 29 to July 5. See RunSignUp.com for more info.

Colby Nixon, of Massachusetts, won last year's Memorial Park to Brattleboro Common road race in a time of 22:44. Newfane's Delaney Bullock prevailed in the female division, placing fifth overall in 25:18.

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